Rescue helicopter crashes off Germany, killing 3

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Associated Press

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Updated Saturday, Mar 1 at 9:03 AM

BERLIN (AP) — A rescue helicopter has crashed during a training flight off Germany's Baltic Sea coast, killing three people.

The aicraft's operator, DRF Luftrettung, said Saturday that one person on board survived the crash and was being treated at a hospital.

The helicopter, which was based at Guettin on northeastern Germany's Ruegen island, crashed Friday evening. Divers recovered the bodies of one of the pilots, a doctor and a rescue assistant overnight.

There was no immediate word on the possible cause of the crash.

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